Brief History of Buckhead Church
In the Beginning
A group of people in the Buckhead area wanted a relevant church where they could safely bring their friends who did not go to church - a church similar to North Point Community Church (NPCC) in Alpharetta. "I was willing to drive to Alpharetta to attend NPCC, but I knew my lost friends and neighbors that lived in Buckhead probably wouldn't," commented Keith Eigel, an original member of the Buckhead Church steering committee.
In the spring of 2001, Buckhead Fellowship began meeting every other Sunday night, much like the early days of North Point. Andy Stanley and the leadership team of NPCC encouraged and advised Buckhead Fellowship, and in August of 2001 asked them to become the first satellite campus of North Point Ministries.
Buckhead Fellowship became Buckhead Church (BC). They continued meeting every other Sunday night until they moved into their temporary home—a renovated grocery store on Roswell Road—on Easter Sunday of 2003. In the fall of 2004, BC launched the Dare You To Move campaign in order to raise funds to build a permanent facility at Tower Place and Lenox Road in the heart of Buckhead. They moved into their current four-story building in May of 2007.
Beyond the Numbers
Currently, Buckhead Church has over 6,500 adults participating in four Sunday worship services. More than 1500 children and students meet in small groups while their parents attend worship. During the week, over 5,000 adults meet around the city in community groups for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.
Billy Phenix, lead pastor of Buckhead Church, expresses the vision that he, the staff, and congregation have for Buckhead Church. God hasn't blessed Buckhead Church with success. What God has blessed us with is enormous potential to reach the 300,000 unchurched people in this community.
Leading those in the community into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is what drives everything that is done at Buckhead Church.